My Hard drive keeps shutting off but everything else stays on

By MetalX
Feb 28, 2006
  1. My hard drive sometimes shuts off after the computer has been on for a long time (about 4 hours). Everything else like the fans remains on. Can anyone explain possible causes? Also i need a way to read minidumps because when I open them i get a whole load of wierd symbols... anyone know a program?
  2. Helixeagle

    Helixeagle TS Rookie Posts: 17

    Sounds to me like your Hard drive is dying, how old is it?
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Spinning down the hard drive is a common power saving feature.
    Control Panel -> Power Options
  4. Helixeagle

    Helixeagle TS Rookie Posts: 17

    I thought this may the case for my harddrive, but mine died soon after :dead:
    I'm just jumping to conclusions because of what happened to mine, it probably is a power saving feature and nothing more.
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